This brief post goes from when his last will and testament was written in 1796 to when it was probated in 1798.
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Samuel Anderson appears in a land grant in Edgefield District on 10 Mar. 1759, so he was 21 or older on that date. Did he recently move to Edgefield? Probably. Did he come from Virginia? Probably. Apart from that, we don’t know much.
We don’t know who his wife is, since she apparently predeceased him before he wrote his will.
He is said to be Samuel’s son in his will. He is our direct line. See his post here:
John Anderson is said to Samuel’s grandson.
Jane Anderson Miles is said to be Samuel’s granddaughter.
Written: 12 Mar 1796
Probated: Feb. 1798
Grandchildren: John Anderson and Jane Anderson Miles
Note: His Inventory and Appraisement didn’t survive or maybe he gave away his property to his son and other family members.
Box no. 33
Pkg no. 1209
Filed Feb. 1798
Box no. 33
Pkg. no. 1209
State of South Carolina }
Edgefield County }
In the Name of god, amen, this
being the Last will and Testament
of Samuel Anderson being si[ck]
In body but of Perfect mind and Memory, and Calling to mind that it is appointed for all Men once to Die, do make and ordain this my Last will & Testament in manner and form following:
First, I give and Bequeath my soul to God that gave it to me and my Body at the Discretion of My Executor, to be Buried in a Christian Like manner & my worldly Estate [I give in] Manner and form
First I give and bequeath to my Beloved granddaughter Jane Anderson Miles my young Negro girl named Rose to be Left in the care of John Anderson at My Death, he being (Left a guardian for s’d Jane Anderson Miles and [careted in: she] to Remain in my care unto I can Send word to her to come and take her away; supposing she die without Lawful Heirs hers of her Body, in failure to Remain the property of Robert Anders [sic] Jun’r; Also one horse of 10£ value
Secondly I give and Bequeath unto my Grandson John Anderson one Negro Boy Named Moses, to him and his heirs forever.
Thirdly I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Robert Anderson all my estate that is Not already mentioned, Both Real and Personal to him and heirs forever that is remaining at my Decease
Fourthly I Leave My Son Robert Anders [sic] and Josiah Patterson [an]d John Anderson Executors of my Last will and testament
Given under my hand and Seal this twelf[th] Day of March one thousand Seven hundred and Ninety Six
Sealed, Signed and Delivered in the presence of
Samuel his A mark Anderson
Please see the next generation: Robert Anderson